Raising a Thinking Child

Raising a Thinking Child by Dr. Myrna Shure is a must for parents of children ages 4-7 and based on the evidence-based I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) approach. Children learn how to think, not what to think. They decide on solutions based on consequences. They learn to negotiate for what they want and to cope with the frustration when they can’t have what they want. In addition, they learn to understand their own feelings as well as others.

Raising a Thinking Child brings a positive parenting program directly into the home.  With ICPS, shy children become more assertive and impulsive children are less likely to act out when things don’t go their way. Most important the ICPS-competent child is better able to change negative behaviors that can lead to delinquency, substance abuse, violence, and depression. Helping children become a thinking, feeling individual and grow up to be a socially adjusted, self-confident adult is what Raising a Thinking Child and the I Can Problem Solve Approach is all about.

This month’s Parent Cafe (January 24, 2018) will host Child Behavior Specialist Peggy Hoime to present an in-depth workshop on Raising a Thinking Child. Pathways for Parents is pleased to have Ms. Hoime speak, as part of a grant from the Children’s Trust. Learn more about Peggy by checking out her YouTube channel:


Pathways for Parents – Parent Cafe series is offered one Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 at Kids Village, 35 Post Office Park, Wilbraham (off Boston Road). This fun, family-inclusive program provides dinner and child care at no charge. Pre-registration is required. Please call us at (413) 583-3527 or email us at pathwaysforparents4@gmail.com if you plan to attend or require additional information.